Charles L. Grant (1942-2006) won a World Fantasy Award for his novella collection Nightmare Seasons, a Nebula Award in 1976 for his short story “A Crowd of Shadows,” and another Nebula Award in 1978 for his novella “A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn’s Eye,” the latter telling of an actor’s dilemma in a post-literate future. Grant also edited the award-winning Shadows anthology, running eleven volumes from 1978-1991. Contributors include Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Al Sarrantonio, R.A. Lafferty, Avram Davidson, and Steve Rasnic and Melanie Tem. Grant was a former Executive Secretary and Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and president of the Horror Writers Association. His story “Temperature Days on Hawthorne Street” was adapted into an episode of Tales from the Darkside entitled “The Milkman Cometh” in 1987.
Crossroads Press has quietly been releasing some of Grant’s titles in digitaL editions. Here are two of the newest releases:
The Curse – Syd and Theresa Guiness got out of their crowded city apartment and moved to a quaint house on a quiet cul de sac in the suburbs. Their dreamhouse. Then little things began to happen. Theresa was certain it was just her imagination and didn’t pay much attention … until it was too late – their dreamhouse had become a nightmare.
The Grave – An Oxrun Station Novel – Josh Miller has a talent for finding things. So far, the things people have asked him to find – antique tables, old movie posters – have been innocuous enough. And Andrea Montague, the daughter of a local writer, may be his most interesting find so far.
But no one’s asked Josh to find the missing fifth victim of an unexplained auto accident – the one who vanished from the scene of the crash without leaving a trail of blood, though he must have been badly hurt. No one’s asked Josh to look for the other missing people – residents of Oxrun Station who mysteriously and inexplicably vanished on their birthdays.
Someone very definitely doesn’t want him to find the clearing full of century-old gravestones, the clearing that feels so evil.
This time whatever Josh is hunting is hunting him, too … and it’s hungry.
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Or other digital formats from Crossroads Press: Charles L. Grant